Safety Tips When Using Samarium Cobalt

  • Samarium cobalt is manufactured by a sintering process, and inherent cracks are possible.
  • Samarium cobalt magnets can easily chip; eye protection must be worn when handling them.
  • Samarium cobalt alloys are typically machined in an unmagnetized state, using a wet grinding process. The grinding waste produced must not be allowed to completely dry as samarium cobalt has a low ignition point.
  • Keep samarium cobalt magnets away from children.